Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

secondary disease

secondary disease in Medicine

secondary disease n.

  1. A disease that follows and results from an earlier disease, injury, or event.

  2. A wasting disorder that follows the successful transplantation of bone marrow into a patient whose immune system has been destroyed by radiation, usually accompanied by fever, diarrhea, and dermatitis.

The American HeritageĀ® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright Ā© 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for secondary disease
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Word Value for secondary

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for secondary disease